Archive for April, 2014

The Best Two Dollars I’ve Ever Spent

posted by on 04/24/2014

Troy and I pick his sister (and the neighbor girl) up from middle school every day at 2 pm. The last bell technically rings at 2:35, but if you aren’t in line by 2? Well, you might as well forget about leaving the lot in a timely fashion because the further back you park in the lot the higher chance you have of getting trapped behind the 16 buses pulling out from in front of the school.

I am pretty sure I have spent at least two years of my life so far sitting in a car picking someone up from their education building (what Troy calls school).

Troy has the patience of pretty much any six year old meaning none and sitting in the truck with him for 35 minutes is the opposite of relaxing. He gets in the front seat with me while we are waiting and turns all the knobs and punches all the buttons and wants to go through the glove box.

So I bought a Doodle Time dry erase notebook and marker at the Target Dollar Spot (get there) and lives were changed. Or mostly when I start the truck once the girls get in, my wipers don’t come on, my radio isn’t turned up as loud as it will go, and my hazard lights aren’t blinking.

We started playing Tic Tac Toe and he pretty much wins every time we play. He’s like some sort of Tic Tac Toe (Asian) prodigy.

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I asked him why he was so good at throwing down x’s and o’s and he said, “The ghost in your office taught me”.

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(BURNS DOODLE TIME NOTEBOOK AND MARKER, PACKS UP STUFF, SELLS HOUSE. TELL MY MOTHER TO STOP LETTING TROY WATCH GHOST ADVENTURES.)

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posted by on 04/22/2014

I love holidays especially if I can bust out a banner.

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If your kids decorated eggs and they are pinworthy, it is a lie. I set up the dye, put Zoe in charge, and pour a glass of Grigio. And pretend I don’t hear the kids fight over a weird eye dropper thing that came with the tie dye decorator set.

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FYI: If you are going to use the rope swing, unhook your insulin pump or you might accidentally yank out the entire thing.

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After dinner, it was time for the 3rd Annual Egg Baseball game.

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Not really so much a game as it is mostly let’s smack the crap out of the eggs.

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Traditions, we have them.

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